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English noun: squinch

1. squinch (artifact) a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)


Broader (hypernym)arch


Narrower (hyponym)trumpet arch


English verb: squinch

1. squinch (motion) crouch down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bend, bow, crouch, stoop

2. squinch (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain


SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.


Synonymscringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, wince


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back

3. squinch (body) cross one's eyes as if in strabismus


SamplesThe children squinted so as to scare each other.


Synonymssquint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)grimace, make a face, pull a face









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